Last Minute Vacations To Nassau
Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas as well as its largest city and commercial center. The city is located on the island of New Province and its population is roughly 70% of the entire
population of the Bahamas. Cable Beach is the recognized hotel district which has five large resorts. Two of these resorts are all-inclusives. Paradise Island is a short ferry ride away and offers a quiet alternative to Nassau.
Getting There & Other Transportation
Flights will take you to Lynden Pindling International Airport is the major airport for the Bahamas. It is located 16 km west of Nassau city center. From the airport, as well as all over the island, the most common means of transportation are rental cars, motor scooters, buses and taxis. The buses (also called Jitneys) operate between 6:30AM – 7:00PM and travel to many parts of the island. Check with your hotel for bus schedules. Ferries travel from downtown Nassau to Paradise Island regularly.
Rental cars are available at the airport as well as at some major hotels. If you are driving, always remember to keep to the left! Taxis are also located at the airport exit as well as at all major hotels.
Hotels & Places to Stay
Below are some incredible Beach Resorts:
Atlantis, Paradise Island
British Colonial Hilton Nassau
The Cove Atlantis
Wyndham Nassau Resort
Or, if all-inclusives are what you are after, check out the following resorts:
Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore
Paradise Island Harbour Resort All Inclusive
Or, for something more low key, here are some recommended smaller hotels and Inns:
Best Western Plus Bay View Suites
Marley Resort & Spa
Paradise Harbour Club & Marina
Paradise Island Beach Club
Dining & Nightlife
From international dishes to exotic Bahamian menus, the restaurants of Nassau/Paradise Island offer many different types of cuisine. If local specialties are what you are after, try an outdoor fish fry at Arawak Cay. For other Bahamian restaurants, try:
2 Coconuts Daiquiri and Burger Bar
Anthony’s Caribbean Grill
Bahama Grill Café
As far as nightlife goes, once the sun goes down on Nassau/Paradise Island, the fun continues late into the night at many casinos and nightclubs around the island. Some popular nightspots include:
22 Above Lounge
Aura Night Club
Cocktains & Dreams
Da Dilly Tree
Gamblers, over the age of 18, can try their luck at two large and spectacular casinos, Atlantis Paradise Island Casino and Crystal Palace Casino.
Attractions & Things to Do
There are a number of must-sees in Nassau. For history buffs, check out:
Bahamas Historical Society Museum
Balcony House Museum
Christ Church Cathedral
Fort Charlotte, Fort Fincastle and Fort Montagu
For a more outdoorsy experience, try:
Ardastra Gardens, zoo and Conservation Center
Bahamas National Trust/The Retreat Gardens
Bonefish Pond National Park
Clifton Heritage National Park
Currency, Culture and Language
The official language is English.
The official currency in the Bahamas is the Bahamian dollar ($B). US dollars are also accepted.